Level 1 Science

L1SCI
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Dryburgh

Graduate Profile: (What qualities/additional skills will learners achieve by taking this course?)
Students will study Chemistry and Physics through doing practical investigations.  There are three external examinations on offer in the three sciences: Chemistry, Biology and Physics.  Students will pick two of these.

Possible Career/ Vocational Pathway(s): (What career pathways are related to this course?)

 

Learning outcomes/Assessment links: See standards list
NOTE: Courses are subject to change with the review of courses at the end of each year. Students will select two of the three external examinations to attempt.

Progression: (What courses does this course lead to?)
This course leads to any one of the Level 2 Sciences.  This is dependent on the strength of the student’s Science ability.

Vocational/Industry links: (What vocational or industry learning experiences will be included in this course?)
This is a pure science course.

Contextualised contexts: (What local, cultural, real-life content is involved in this course?)
Teachers make links to the real world with most concepts they introduce to help with understanding and connectedness of ideas.

Teaching and Learning Approaches: (How will I learn in this course?)
Students will learn through ICT use for visualisation of abstract ideas, field trips, future-relevant foundationalunderstanding of the world, applied mathematics and statistics, scientific writing and Scientific investigation.


Course Overview

Term 1
Introduction: AS90947 (5 weeks)
KEY DATES: Week 5: Assessment; Week 9: Assessment

Term 2
KEY DATES: Week 6: Assessment

Term 3
KEY DATES: Weeks 9/10: Derived Grade examinations

Term 4
Revision and reassessment
KEY DATES: Revision and assessment; Week 5: NCEA examinations

Pathway

Level 2 Biology, Level 2 Chemistry, Level 2 Physics, Level 2 Science

Resource Requirements

Students will require a 2B8 Lab Book.


Recommended Prior Learning

Selection is based on Year 10 examination, with approval from the Head of Learning Area.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90930 v3 Chemistry 1.1 - Carry out a practical chemistry investigation, with direction
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90935 v3 Physics 1.1 - Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a linear mathematical relationship, with direction
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90940 v3 Science 1.1 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of mechanics
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 90944 v4 Science 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of acids and bases
1
E
4
A.S. 90947 v4 Science 1.8 - Investigate selected chemical reactions
1
I
4
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Pathway Tags

biochemist, medical laboratory Scientist


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